Elk on the Range Installed
Custom ceramic art tile for kitchen backsplash
Ceramic wall art tile with dimension & bright colors

Custom Kitchen Backsplash: Elk on the Range

Fri, Jan 1st, 2016 My newest handmade ceramic backsplash tile is underway for a client in Edward, Colorado. I met Nat at an art show in Vail in 2013. He mentioned his kitchen renovation project was in the planning stages and he was interested in a custom handmade kitchen backsplash. I stayed in touch and 3 years later I'm creating the artwork 'Elk on the Range'.

Nat lives in the beautiful Colorado Mountains just outside of Vail with magnificent views all around. This backsplash is designed to honor the trek of the Elk, each year, through his backyard and up into the mountains. Hundreds of elk take the path they've always taken, Nat is the newcomer to this picture and he loves sharing this great land.

After a few drawings and adjustments, the creation began. First I laid the tiles out, then sketched out my plan. From there the carving, stretching, altering and adjusting came into play. Slowly, 'Elk on the Range' came into view.

The backsplash was bisque fired and cooled, then the Glazing began.

Elk on the Range was a brilliant palette of greens, white, blue and earth tones, replicating the vistas of the Vail, Colorado countryside.
Nat's home looks at this real life view of hundreds of elk migrating across his land each winter.

Here it is grouted and on the wall. It completes his kitchen beautifully!



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Glaze Fired!
Glaze Fired!
Elk On The Range
ceramic wall art tile
Glaze Fired!
Grouted and Finished
Grouted and Finished
Custom hand made ceramic wall art tile
art tile for kitchen and bathroom walls
Grouted and Finished
Elk on the Range
Elk on the Range
Begins with this inspiration
Custom handmade ceramic backsplash tile
Elk on the Range
Winter Trek of Elk
Winter Trek of Elk
Across the Back 40...
Handmade backsplash tile
Winter Trek of Elk
The Colorado Mountain Line
The Colorado Mountain Line
That will define the backsplash
Kitchen backsplash handmade tile
The Colorado Mountain Line
The backsplash location
The backsplash location
Above the Range
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The backsplash location
Cabinet Details
Cabinet Details
Attention to color
handmade ceramic backsplash tile
Cabinet Details
Green Granite Splashboard
Green Granite Splashboard
Kitchen backsplash
handmade ceramic backsplash tile
Green Granite Splashboard
A Livingroom View
A Livingroom View
Gathering the Aesthetic
custom ceramic backsplash tile
A Livingroom View
The Selected Drawing
The Selected Drawing
Elk on the Range
Custom backsplash tile design
The Selected Drawing
Detail work complete
Detail work complete
Backsplash in process
ceramic art tile backsplash in the making
Detail work complete
Undulation and texture
Undulation and texture
Movement of the Elk
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Undulation and texture
More Detail
More Detail
Male & Female wander thru the fields
custom kitchen backsplash tile art
More Detail
The Grassy Plains
The Grassy Plains
Below the Mountains
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The Grassy Plains
Trekking up the hillside
Trekking up the hillside
The pull of instinct
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Trekking up the hillside
More than 12 stains
More than 12 stains
Glazing hand made
ceramic backsplash tile art
More than 12 stains
Brushed, layered & feathered
Brushed, layered & feathered
staining and glazing
handmade ceramic kitchen backsplash
Brushed, layered & feathered
Detail Colorado Autumn
Detail Colorado Autumn
glazing hand made ceramice
tile art backsplash
Detail Colorado Autumn
waiting for clear glaze
waiting for clear glaze
ceramic tile art
custom kitchen backsplash
waiting for clear glaze
Elk on the Range
Elk on the Range
32.5"w x 39"h
ceramic wall art tile backsplash
Elk on the Range
Elk on the Range
Elk on the Range
Custom kitchen backsplash using handmade tile
sculptural wall art tile for kitchens & baths
Elk on the Range

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